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I've noticed you are searching for "islam". If you are interested, I can have your favorite verse from the Qur'an translated into Chinese and written on a wall scroll for you. You can contact me siting the verse or verses you want.

Coming soon, I will bring you truly Muslim calligraphy from the region known as Xinjiang in China. It is a place were virtually everyone is a Chinese citizen, but everyone is also a Muslim. I traveled over 2000 miles to the most remote areas of China, near the borders of Afghanistan and Pakistan to find a Muslim calligrapher. Preview Xinjiang Islamic Calligraphy Art. I am still working on translations before these wall scrolls find their way to our website.

Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Islam
  2. Sunni sect of Islam
  3. Shiite sect of Islam
  4. Allah / God of Islam
  5. Shii
  6. Allah
  7. There is no god but Allah,...


Islam

Religion of the Hui People
China huí jiào
Japan kai kyou
Islam Wall Scroll

回教 means "Hui Religion" in Chinese.

It refers specifically to the Hui people (Huizu) who have typical Oriental looks but are Muslim (practice the religion of Islam). Hui people can be found throughout China, often establishing Muslim neighborhoods in many cities.

My Japanese dictionary lists this as the all Kanji way to write Islam as well.

In Korean, the first character is used as a short name to say Muslim.

Islam

(phonetic version)
China yī sī lán jiào
Islam Wall Scroll

This both means and sounds like "Islam" in Mandarin Chinese.

The first three characters sound like the word "Islam," and the last character means "religion" or "teaching." It's the most general term for "Islam" in China. The highest concentration of Muslims in China is Xinjiang (the vast region in northwest China that was called The East Turkistan Republic until 1949 and is sometimes called Chinese Turkistan, Uyghuristan). Here you will find Uygurs, Kazakhs, and Kyrgyz and others that are descendants of Turkmen (possibly mixed with Persians and Arabs). Many of their ancestors were traders who traveled the silk road to buy and sell spices, silk, and exchange other goods from the Orient and the Middle East.

I spent some time in Xinjiang and got to know this community. They are strong people who can endure much. They are friendly and love to have a good time. I was a stranger but treated by villagers (near China's border with Afghanistan) as if I was a good friend.
However, I have heard that it's best not to cross them, as in this land, the law is the blade, and everything is "eye for an eye." The Chinese government has little control in Xinjiang with almost no police officers except in the capital of Urumqi (so it's a 60-hour roundtrip train ride to seek the aid of law enforcement in most cases).

While few seem to be devout, there are at least small mosques in every village. And you will never see a man or woman outside without a head covering.

It should be noted that these people are all citizens of China, but they are officially of the Caucasian race. A visit to Xinjiang will change your idea what it means to be Chinese.

Sunni sect of Islam

China xùn ní pài
Sunni sect of Islam Wall Scroll

遜尼派 is the Chinese title for the Shiite sect of Islam.

Shiite sect of Islam

China shí yè pài
Shiite sect of Islam Wall Scroll

什葉派 is the Chinese title for the Shiite sect of Islam.

Allah / God of Islam

China zhēn zhǔ
Allah / God of Islam Wall Scroll

真主 is how Chinese Muslims refer to God (it literally means "True Master").

Oddly, in China, two different names for God have emerged. Even though Muslims, Christians, and Jews all worship the same God of Abraham.

In Arabic, the word Allah is just the Arabic way to say, God. Arab Christians pray to Allah, just like Arab Muslims. Somehow in China, the title of God diverged.

If you are curious, there are millions of Muslims throughout China but especially in the northwest portion of China known as Xinjiang. Here you will find descendants of Turkmen, Persian, Arab, and other ethnicities. Some are mixed with Han-Chinese blood; others appear to be pure Turkmen. Many have fair complexions, green eyes, and light hair but all are citizens of China. A visit to Xinjiang will shift your paradigm and blow away all of your stereotypes about what it means to be Chinese.

Shii

Movement within Islam
China shí yè
Shii Wall Scroll

什葉 is how Shii, a well-established movement within Islam, is written in Chinese.

Allah

Japan araa
Allah Wall Scroll

Islam has not taken much of a hold in Japan, so they just use this phonetic version of the Arabic name for God. I don't recommend this for a wall scroll.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

There is no god but Allah,
and Muhammad is His Messenger.

China wú yī shì zhǔ wéi yǒu ān lā mù hǎn mò dé shì ān lā de chāi shǐ
There is no god but Allah, / and Muhammad is His Messenger. Wall Scroll

無一是主惟有安拉穆罕默德是安拉的差使 is one of the key creeds of Islam.

While perhaps more often seen in Arabic as
There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger.
there are many native Chinese Muslims (especially the Hui ethnicity) that do not speak Arabic.

Instead, they use this Chinese phrase to express this idea or statement of faith.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Islam 回教kai kyou / kaikyou / kai kyo / kaikyohuí jiào / hui2 jiao4 / hui jiao / huijiao hui chiao / huichiao
Islam 伊斯蘭教
伊斯兰教
yī sī lán jiào
yi1 si1 lan2 jiao4
yi si lan jiao
yisilanjiao
i ssu lan chiao
issulanchiao
Sunni sect of Islam 遜尼派
逊尼派
xùn ní pài
xun4 ni2 pai4
xun ni pai
xunnipai
hsün ni p`ai
hsünnipai
hsün ni pai
Shiite sect of Islam 什葉派
什叶派
shí yè pài
shi2 ye4 pai4
shi ye pai
shiyepai
shih yeh p`ai
shihyehpai
shih yeh pai
Allah
God of Islam
真主zhēn zhǔ / zhen1 zhu3 / zhen zhu / zhenzhu chen chu / chenchu
Shii 什葉
什叶
shí yè / shi2 ye4 / shi ye / shiye shih yeh / shihyeh
Allah アラーaraa / ara
There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is His Messenger. 無一是主惟有安拉穆罕默德是安拉的差使
无一是主惟有安拉穆罕默德是安拉的差使
wú yī shì zhǔ wéi yǒu ān lā mù hǎn mò dé shì ān lā de chāi shǐ
wu2 yi1 shi4 zhu3 wei2 you3 an1 la1 mu4 han3 mo4 de2 shi4 an1 la1 de chai1 shi3
wu yi shi zhu wei you an la mu han mo de shi an la de chai shi
wu i shih chu wei yu an la mu han mo te shih an la te ch`ai shih
wu i shih chu wei yu an la mu han mo te shih an la te chai shih
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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